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Old 10-18-2017, 10:27 PM   #1
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Hello from coastal NC

Happy to be joining Escape family. My wife and I just ordered the 19 and we couldn't be more excited. If you told me I'd be driving over 3000 miles to pick up an RV I'd have called you crazy. But we can't wait. I am an engineer close to retirement and my lovely wife is a retired school teacher. Extended camping is our dream. We shopped carefully for our camper and feel Escape is the perfect choice. My wife and I look forward to chatting with all of you.
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Old 10-18-2017, 10:37 PM   #2
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Congratulations!!! Don't have to ask yourselves where you two will be heading next summer... You two will love the choice you made!!!
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:01 PM   #3
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You shopped the right place! Have fun with the options!
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Old 10-19-2017, 07:16 AM   #4
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As another from North Carolina, congratulations! We ordered our Escape in 2013. Didn’t check exact cost of delivery until later in the year. After getting the cost from Escape, I decided to spend the delivery money on the trip of a lifetime. We took off on my first day of retirement. 6 days up and 9 weeks back! By the time we got home we were pretty experienced RV’ers having never had one before. We kept the average tow to about 150 miles per day and only stayed in 1 commercial campground. Enjoy the build sheet, planning and then executing your plan.
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Old 10-19-2017, 09:16 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum. We just ordered a 21 ft. We have already submitted our build sheet and Sharon is picking fabrics. We have an early June completion date, but we hope we get moved up. We'll be starting from N.C. too. Keep us posted on your progress.
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Old 10-19-2017, 08:00 PM   #6
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As another from North Carolina, congratulations! We ordered our Escape in 2013. Didn’t check exact cost of delivery until later in the year. After getting the cost from Escape, I decided to spend the delivery money on the trip of a lifetime. We took off on my first day of retirement. 6 days up and 9 weeks back! By the time we got home we were pretty experienced RV’ers having never had one before. We kept the average tow to about 150 miles per day and only stayed in 1 commercial campground. Enjoy the build sheet, planning and then executing your plan.
Thanks. Your story sounds just like us. Traveling to BC is part of the adventure and we love the western parks. Especially Yellowstone. And we have even thought of picking up the trailer and heading north. BC is supposed to be beautiful. What were some of the best spots on your trip back to NC. By the way we are Bob and Diane.
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Old 11-12-2017, 02:46 PM   #7
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Welcome!
I picked up my Escape earlier this Summer and went on up North to Alaska. I've always wanted to go and I was more than half way there, so why not? Great trip. Escape performed flawlessly. I too love the West. Escape does very well boondocking. Enjoy!
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:06 PM   #8
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I picked up my Escape earlier this Summer and went on up North to Alaska. I've always wanted to go and I was more than half way there, so why not? Great trip. Escape performed flawlessly. I too love the West. Escape does very well boondocking. Enjoy!
That sounds wonderful. How long did you take on the trip to BC? Did you stay at hotels? We are thinking about shorter easier days but then the trip can take longer and hotels add up. The trip over is part of the adventure but we will be so looking forward to getting the trailer.
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:25 PM   #9
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I drove from anther home in Florida, but then did eventually return to NC, where I keep my Escape. I stayed at hotels, and hit it pretty hard around 600 miles a day. I knew I could take it easy after I got the Escape. It took me 5-6 days. Can't say it was a lot if fun, but worth it.
Picked up my Escape camped in the Cascades, then went to the Escape Rally in Osoyoos, BC. Enjoyed the rally, but then I got lucky with my pick up date being close to the Rally date.
From there I went up to Alaska and returned home 2 months later. A trip of a lifetime as they say. Since one is already out West, good time to explore out there. I would especially recommend the area around Jasper and Banff National Parks. One does not have to go all the way to Alaska for beautiful scenery. I would highly recommend the Cascades National Park as well. Enjoy, the Escape makes a very comfortable adventure vehicle!
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:22 PM   #10
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Thanks Moaboy. 600 a day might be tough for me and the wife. Will definitely check out Cascades, Jasper and Banff.
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